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Old 05-09-11, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
Absolutely! Get off your saddle on rough pavement and keep your elbows and knees flexed. Good post!
I taught my boys how to off road on rigid mountain bikes so they would develop good riding skills... and spent a lot of time riding rigid off road which really attunes you to riding without a suspension.

My youngest daughter (11) has developed these reflexes while her older sister tends to takes the bumps a little harder but is not nearly as aggressive on her bike... my little one will try to bunny hop, does wheelies, and has a thing for dropping off curbs but she simply floats on those pedals. She also likes going off road on her suspended hardtail so this has also improved her overall skills.
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